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Dr. Georgiann Toole

Dr. Georgiann Toole


Ph.D. in Music Education

University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)

Specialty area: Research Methodology

M.M. in Conducting

Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

Teaching Certification in History and Social Studies

Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV

B.A. in Music Education

Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV


Bachelor of Arts in Education:

EDUC 150 Seminar in Education

EDUC 370 Creating Learning Environments

 EDUC 380 Technology in 21st Century Teaching

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction:

EDUC 501 Methods of Educational Research

 EDUC 579 Action research Methodology

 EDUC 580 Action Research Thesis

Master of Arts in Teaching:

 EDUC 583 Planning, Conducting and Assessing Instruction

EDUC 585 Content Pedagogy 

Education and Professional Studies:

EDPD 699 Civics across the Curriculum

Recent Publications

Bigham, S., Hively, D., and Toole, G. (2014). Principals’ and cooperating

teachers’ expectations of teacher candidates. Education.

Spring 2015

Schraer-Joiner, L.; Toole, G.; Yennari, M. (2015) Singing and the child who is deaf

or hard of hearing: Exploring opportunities for musical expression through song.

Advance Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) Project: Book chapter

Abstract submitted at AIRS Project request; currently under consideration

St. James Music Press, Tryon, NC

Choral arrangements for community singers:

Recent Presentations

December, 2016: National Council for Social Studies, Washington, DC

A Renaissance in the Classroom: Integrating the Arts and Social Studies


October, 2016: Winchester Musica Viva chamber choir, Winchester, VA

A Composer of Our Own: concert of original compositions and arrangements


July 2016: International Society for Music Education, Glasgow, Scotland

Generation Y and Z Teacher Candidates’ Interpretations of Professional Educator Disposition

Recent Service 

Coordinator, Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Arts, Curriculum and Instruction

Coordinator, Secondary Education, Social Studies

Shepherd University Institutional Review Board

Personal Interests 

Travel, music, history, gardening, and rescue dogs (especially her own: Simon the terrier, Scilla the Bichon/poodle, and Mick the standard poodle)